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Ideally, this blog would be updated on Wednesdays and Sundays, but it isn't.....I don't ever plan to have another spiritual emergency and a brain injury in the same year....

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Bike parking wars

One time I was talking to an mental health advocate friend who was caught up in a very nasty fight with the local mental health system. I told her, “You know the old saying about ‘sometimes you can win the battle but lose the war?’ Do you know which one you are fighting?” And how . . . → Read More: Bike parking wars

How I got accidentally exposed to a hallucinogen

In my past life before I entered and escaped the mental health system, I didn’t do enough to celebrate successes or mourn losses, so this time around I try to get with my friends and party. I got some great news about grants I could apply for about a month ago, so I joined my . . . → Read More: How I got accidentally exposed to a hallucinogen

The Bottom Deck of the Central Avenue Bridge

Many people don’t know of the bottom deck of the Central Avenue Bridge. It goes underneath the top deck of the Central Avenue Bridge. This is the bridge from the west bottoms in Kansas City, KS, to the Central Avenue bridge business district in Kansas City, KS. This area is filled with quite a few . . . → Read More: The Bottom Deck of the Central Avenue Bridge

I met the 1000 mile swimmer!

My friends and I were doing a take 2 of The Trashboat Regatta this year. My touring partner Brian and I had made a homemade boat for under $100 that we towed to the river with our bicycles for the race. As we were launching, there was some buzz at Kaw Point about a swimmer . . . → Read More: I met the 1000 mile swimmer!

Origins of The Chocolate Fairy

18th Street in the Crossroads Arts District in Kansas City

This post originally appeared as a page but I am updating the Wellness Wordworks site as well as the Corinna West site so I’m switching this to a post now.

It’s also a a great bicycle adventure and my poor blog needs updating really . . . → Read More: Origins of The Chocolate Fairy

The Secret Concrete Canyon

The best collection of Kansas City street art is down here.

I’ve been wanting to walk the secret concrete canyon for a long time. This is the home of the nine blue sheep, my very favorite piece of Kansas City street art. I mentioned it in my 816 poem. Pretty soon I’ll going to edit . . . → Read More: The Secret Concrete Canyon

How to calculate bicycle mileage reimbursement rates

Work errands are perfect for bicycle mileage reimbursement. This shot caught with a load of groceries from the Missouri River overlook towards the Broadway Bridge

How to get your boss to pay you a bicycle mileage reimbursement when riding a bicycle on the clock

A few years ago I won a bicycle commuting . . . → Read More: How to calculate bicycle mileage reimbursement rates

How to overcome your employer bicycle commuting objections

Advocacy for when your boss says you can’t ride to work

About four years ago my boss tried to tell me that I couldn’t ride my bike to work. Actually, it’s illegal to tell people what they can do on their off time, but in this case I rode my bike on the clock between . . . → Read More: How to overcome your employer bicycle commuting objections

Urban Alley Kat Rally

Wellness Wordworks, Bike For The Brain, Truman Medical Center, and Missouri Mental Health Foundation presents: Hands Across Missouri: Urban Alley Kat Race for Mental Health Awareness.

Urban cyclists on an evening group ride through downtown Kansas City, MO

Walking or Bicycling scavenger hunt through the streets of Kansas City. Special awards include T-shirts, jerseys, . . . → Read More: Urban Alley Kat Rally

Homelessness marathon press release

Bicycle based outreach on the streets of KC to befriend homeless people and share their stories on all-night radio marathon

National homelessness radio marathon hosted in Kansas City to partner with Corinna West to use bicycle outreach to meet homeless people on the streets of KC. We are interested in sharing their stories in an . . . → Read More: Homelessness marathon press release